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3 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech


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Details: 3 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech

We offer the best tours throughout Morocco, and our 3 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga will certainly make your journey to Morocco unforgettable in the sense that you will explore the most important places in Morocco and learn about the people, the culture, and every aspect of this geographical area.

Departure & Return Location

The 3 days desert tour starts in Fes and ends in Marrakech

Departure Time

At 08 Am from your accommodation

Price Includes

  • Pick up and drop off service
  • Transportation with fuel included
  • English/Spanish/Italian Tour Guide
  • 1 night in a luxury desert camp.
  • 1 night in a hotel in boumalne Dades
  • Breakfasts and dinners included at the luxury desert camp, and At the Dades hotel
  • Camel ride through the desert dunes; a camel for each person

Price Excludes

  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Monument entrance fees
  • Travel insurance

Highlights: 3 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech

  • Visit Ifrane, the "Little Switzerland" of Morocco.
  • Feed wild monkeys at the Cedar Forest
  • Stops along the Ziz Canyon, and Valley.
  • Camel trekking across the Erg Chebbi Dunes, sandboarding, and the chance to enjoy a spectacular desert sunset
  • Overnight stay in a luxury desert camp
  • Evening entertainment including a drum circle and a campfire are also available
  • Visit the traditional market of Rissani and Erfoud.
  • A nice walk at the Toudgha Gorge, and Valley.
  • Visit the Dades Gorge, and the Rose valley
  • Explore Ouarzazate, and visit the famous Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Stops along the High-Atlas Mountains for panoramic views

Itinerary: 3 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech

Day I: Fes – Ifrane - Midelt - Merzouga

We will start our 3-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech early in the morning from the imperial city of Fes. Our friendly driver will pick you up from your hotel or riad, and we travel all the way to Merzouga mainly the Sahara Desert. On our way to Merzouga, we will pass through several small Berber villages, where you can observe the traditional way of life of the local people.

We will also stop at Ifrane City with its wonderful architecture and climate. The middle Atlas region is known for its beautiful cedar forests and is home to the Barbary Macaque, an endangered species of monkey. Our next stop will be at the Ziz Valley, a green oasis located between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert.

We will take a short break here to stretch our legs and take in the amazing panoramic views of the valley. After that, we will continue our way to Erfoud, a small Saharan town famous for its fossils and the fact that it is the gateway to the Sahara.

As we approach Merzouga, we will start to see the golden sand dunes. We will arrive in Merzouga in the late afternoon. Here, we will meet our camel caravan and begin our trek into the heart of the desert. Camel trekking across the Erg Chebbi Dunes, sandboarding, and the chance to enjoy a spectacular desert sunset is a memorable experience.

After about an hour and a half of camel trekking, we will arrive at our desert camp. Today, you will spend the night in a luxury desert camp. At night after dinner, you can go outside and listen to Nomads playing their music outside around the campfire. In addition, you will also do some star-gazing and enjoy every moment of your stay in the middle of the Moroccan Sahara Desert. 

Day II:Sahara Desert - Rissani - Merzouga - Dades Valley - Tinghir - Gorges of Toudra

We will wake up early to watch the sunrise over the golden dunes, an experience you will never forget. After breakfast, we will ride our camels back to Merzouga, where we will continue our journey toward the Dades Valley. The latter is where you will spend the second night of our 3 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech.

On the way, we will visit the ancient city of Rissani, the birthplace of the Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling family in Morocco. Here, we will explore the traditional souk (market) and visit the Ksour of Rissani, a group of fortified villages that date back to the 17th century.

Next, we will drive through the Todra Gorge, a stunning canyon that reaches heights of up to 300 meters. We will stop here for a short walk and take in the stunning views of the surrounding cliffs and palm groves.

After lunch, we will continue our journey to the Dades Valley. The last mentioned is known for its stunning rock formations and ancient kasbahs (fortified villages).

We will spend the night in a traditional guesthouse, where we will enjoy a delicious dinner and soak up the peaceful atmosphere of the valley. The second day of our 3 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech may end in the Valley of Roses or Ouarzazate depending on the high seasons.

Day III: Dades Valley- Tichka Pass- High Atlas Mountains- Marrakech

On the final day of our 3 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, we will leave the Dades Valley and drive towards the famous Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. The latter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most impressive kasbahs in Morocco.

This fortified village has been featured in many films, including Gladiator and Game of Thrones. Also, it is a must-visit destination on any desert trip to Morocco.

After exploring the kasbah and snapping some pictures of that hell of a view, we will continue our journey toward Marrakech. We will be passing through the High Atlas Mountains. Not to mention, passing by the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, the highest road pass in Morocco at 2,260 meters above sea level.

late in the afternoon will arrive in Marrakech, where our driver will drop you off at your hotel. Our 3 days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech ends once we get you to your destination.

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